The Aurian Haller Band

Lay Me Down

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The Aurian Haller Band
Aurian Haller

Story

In yoga class we're told that the reason we ache is that we're not in our bodies enough to notice the strain we put ourselves through.  The mind is an adventure, but it takes us away from ourselves.  Yoga brings us back.  But there are other ways to remember...

 

Lyrics

 Lay Me Down                                                       

 

 

when my heart is heavy when I’m dreaming dark

like a diving whale or a question mark

I see you all together in my head

Babylon and Joan of Arc your wonders spread

 

like an ocean in these sheets

your ships and your harbour pass over me

pass over me

 

I’ve been good at throwing my voice into the night

to keep from getting lonely we make a little light

it’s good to feed the soul but my body needs you most

your breathing is a hymn and your hair the holy ghost

 

there’s mercy on your skin

for all of the struggles I couldn’t

I couldn’t win

 

lay me down

pull your mantle over me

lay me down

to sleep

 

when I’m alarmed by the sirens in the street

and their urgency trips up my tired feet

your body is the ground I come ashore to kiss

there is no plainer gratitude than this

 

so I’m grateful to the dark

the flood that floated the ark

that floated the ark

 

chorus

 

solo on verse (guitar)

 

bridge

 

chorus 2X